Puppy Training with Pitfall Prevention 

Being a new parent to a puppy doesn’t have to be stressful. Regardless of age, puppies have certain needs that must be fulfilled in order to allow them to grow into the companions owners can enjoy.  Learning how to prevent undesirable behavior and habits from getting started and how to build healthy leader follower relationship practices, is instrumental to building confidence and setting all up for success.

Puppies have unique and different needs. The impressions we make on a puppy will affect the behavior of the puppy in the future. We spend the time with you teaching and providing you a road map for all things puppy- from understanding their system of communication, age appropriate learning, manners, toileting, chewing, biting, crating, and exercises & concepts of the Thinking Dog system. Breaking puppy expectations down to small, easily learned steps is one facet of how we separate our approach from the conventional ways in puppy training. Positive attitude toward learning is a must, and it doesn’t happen through experiencing failure after failure. Get your puppy ready for a lifetime of healthy and enjoyable companionship, not frustration and stress.

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure.

Giving you the tools and guidance for successfully teaching your puppy prevents the frustration and failure many dog owners experience. You will be guided on simple but important expectations like:

  • Clear handling and confidence building exercises
  • Supervision/Management
  • House breaking
  • Crate training
  • Healthy social interaction
  • Successful chewing practices
  • Healthy standards and play with humans and dogs

We teach you our Art of Praise, exercises for practicing clear communication of expectations, how to build confidence, trust and security. We will also lay additional foundation for future learning to be built on. Our Thinking Dog system has been methodically put together to make sense and ease of learning for the dogs. With our building blocks for pups, your steps to and through adolescence will become much smoother and enjoyable.